All of the offshore bush regeneration groups welcome new members. Come along, even if it is only for an hour or two, and socialise in our beautiful surroundings as you weed and plant and do your bit for the environment.
Elizabeth Park, Scotland Island
This group has been meeting for many years and has made a huge difference to significant areas of the park. It has been recently revived by Hazel Malloy and is now a thriving and active group. The members break for tea and coffee and biscuits or muffins mid-morning. Meeting times can change due to member availability, so consult the group’s online schedule for details (see table below). Hazel keeps a regular blog about the group’s activities, where she also provides lots of useful links and information so be sure and check out the Top of the Island Bushcare Blog.
|On selected Saturdays: times change so check the online schedule at https://topoftheisland.wordpress.com/schedule/||Meet at the southwestern end of the park near the council water tank.|
Catherine Park, Scotland Island
Catherine Park is a community focal point. Our focus is maintaining the beauty of the surrounding bushland and restoring habitat for wildlife. In Catherine Park we have restored the foreshore edge, controlled invasive weeds and planted local native plants for habitat. Volunteering is an opportunity to learn, contribute and socialise with neighbours.
|Second Sunday of the month, usually from 9:30 am – 11:30 pm||Meet near the telephone box coming up from Tennis Wharf|
This group is clearing the beautiful bayside reserve of Pathilda. There is a lovely beach on the fringe of this reserve and with some work, it will become a favourite for family picnics. Emmie provides a tasty morning tea for a mid-morning break.
|Second Sunday of the month, from 9 am – 12 pm||Meet at Pathilda; off Florence Terrace|
Catherine Park Kindy group, Scotland Island
This group is working to regenerate the area around the kindy, helping to make it a beautiful place for our community. It is an excellent place to learn about bush regeneration techniques, and morning tea is provided as usual.
|First Monday of the month, from 9 am – 12 pm||Meet at the Kindy|
Rocky Point, Western Foreshores
The Rocky Point Bushcare group was set up in 2003 by Rocky Point residents and weekenders keen to restore local pockets of degraded public land to their natural state. The group was supported by Council who continue to provide an experienced bush regenerator to work with the group and a full range of tools. In addition Council has provided hundreds of native tube stock to supplement the existing seed bank. They have also partnered Council in two successful applications for state and federal funding, allowing them to take on additional experienced workers and update their tool kit.
|First Monday of the month, from 9 am – 12 pm||Meet at the Rocky Point entrance, top of Sturdee Lane|
Morning Bay, Western Foreshores
This effective group clears weeds around Morning Bay as well as hosting major weekends with mainland bush regenerators, who stay at the Youth Hostel and join them for Asparagus Day Out weeding. This group works under the National Parks and Wildlife Services.
|Second Tuesday of each month, from 9 am – 12 pm||Meet at Morning Bay|
Elvina Bay, Western Foreshores
This group meets in a Tuesday and clears around the beautiful Elvina Bay.
|Second Saturday of each month, from 1 pm – 3 pm||Meet at Elvina Bay||Lisa Atkins|
Coopers Point, Western Foreshores
This group is working to clear the bush around Coopers Point. If you are coming from Church Point, the ferry leaves at 9:30 am.
|Second Saturday of each month, from 9:30 am – 1 pm||Meet at Coopers Point|